Scholastic Book Fairs

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Library Assistant

Scholastic Book Fairs - New York, United States

Posted: 09/14/2018



The Library Assistant will assist in original and copy-cataloging of materials for The Scholastic Library & Archive with flexibility to adapt cataloging standards to local corporate needs; they will also assist in data cleanup in the library catalog database, weeding the collection, monitoring requests in RefTracker, circulation, serials management, and preparing materials for archival preservation. The Library Assistant will provide assistance to library clients in person, by telephone, and through email; and they will also support the marketing of library services throughout the company.



  • Original and copy-cataloging, adding materials to the library and archive collection 
  • Original cataloging of Scholastic Trade, Reading Clubs, Book Fairs, Education, Teaching Resources, National Partnerships, and Library Publishing materials 
  • Copy-cataloging of non-Scholastic titles for the reference library - Participation in SirsiDynix training sessions and webinars 
  • Data cleanup and RDA conversion of bibliographic records using MARC 21 conventions 
  • Weeding and archival preservation, assisting in the curation of library and archive materials 
  • Locating, repairing, and/or discarding materials in the library collection 
  • Packing and inventorying items for offsite storage, updating item records and offsite files 
  • Maintenance and organization of materials in the corporate library and archive 
  • Reference and circulation, providing assistance to library clients 
  • Monitoring specific item requests for materials from the archive, including books, kits, games, media, ephemera, flyers, catalogs, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles 
  • Locating specific information requests in electronic resources, including journal/news articles, market information, statistics, research, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles



  • Must be a MLS/MLIS/MSLIS candidate, recent graduate, or have 1-2 years of professional experience in a corporate library and archive

  • Experience with library cataloging and circulation software is essential

  • Must be able to multi-task

  • Must be able to navigate electronic reference databases

  • Flexible - prepared to respond to a variety of library needs

  • Energetic and mobile - able to move freely through the library & archive, push library carts, and lift up to 40 lbs

  • Able to work a consistent schedule

  • Must be punctual

Specific skills:

  • Reference and cataloging experience in a corporate library preferred

  • Knowledge of children's literature and overall children's market helpful

  • Team player with positive attitude

  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects

  • Self-motivator

  • Excellent verbal communication skills



Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


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